Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

51-year-old Salma Hayek emphasized ample Breasts in baby blue dress

51-year-old Salma Hayek emphasized ample Breasts in baby blue dress

"You feel it. It's a very palpable atmosphere", she added. "If the movie's budget is $10 million, the [male] actor has to understand that if he is making $9.7m, it is going to be hard for equality", Hayek added.

"The actors have to say: 'OK, time's up".

Hollywood star Salma Hayek believes disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein only responded to her and Lupita Nyong'o's sexual harassment claims because women of colour are "the easiest to get discredited". She is developing five movies, and they are all about women, she said.

Only 82 films in competition in the official selection have been directed by women over the past 71 years of the festival whereas 1,645 films have been directed by men.

Hayek - best known for "Desperado" and indie hit "Beatriz at Dinner" - had accused mogul Harvey Weinstein of threatening to "break my kneecaps" after she spurned his advances on the set of her film "Frida". "The good news is that there's so many, because if there hadn't been so many, probably people would have thought that we made that up".

Hayek hopes that the #MeToo movement will offer a chance to men to re-examine their own roles, both in the film industry, and in society as a whole. "If it's centered around my name, to get investors, then we can use that attention for a raft of female projects".

The silent protest with 82 women walked down the red carpet before stopping halfway up the steps to the Palais des Festivals, where the events are hosted.

The 51-year-old said the protest, against female underrepresentation at Cannes and beyond, had been "very meaningful ... as a woman [who] has had to go through all the struggles that all women have to go through".

The statement went on to read that women are a minority in the world and yet the current state of the industry says otherwise.

Hayek also claimed that if there hadn't been as many allegations made against Weinstein, people would have accepted his denial of her accusations.

"This is a new era for men", Hayek said.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Hayek argued that Weinstein singled out Nyong'o and herself because they are women of colour, while most of the accusers were not.

"The men are terrified", she said.

"Men have the opportunity to rethink what it means to be a man, and with this comes a lot of freedom".

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